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Vin Rouge

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2010 Hillsborough Rd, Durham, NC 27705-4118 (9th St.)
(919) 416-0406
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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North Carolina
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51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Everything about this place. Ambiance, taste, service is high end. Usually that comes with a steep price but here many of the entrees on the regular menu is very reasonable. Our one appetizer of the caramelized onion and goat cheese tart was outstanding. Should have had one each instead of shared but good things awaited so I thought. I got... More 

Thank Kent W
Durham, North Carolina
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The food is fabulous. The Onion Soup alone would have me coming back. So would the trout, and dessert. But it is so so loud that you have to shout to hear your friend/date. I wish they could do something about the acoustics.

Thank omidsafi
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The ambiance, the service stadf, the appetizers, the entrees, the breads, and the desserts are remarkable. They all set the standard for dining excellence. This is the venue for a special evening of fine dining!

Thank PendletonTiger
Durham, North Carolina
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253 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The serving staff was excellent. The food was prepared like many dishes in France. They have a brunch that is extremely good.

1 Thank dpoin21
Abingdon, Virginia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

It reminded us of dinners in random restaurants in small towns in France. The food was noticeably better than one finds in most similarly-affordable U.S. restaurants.. The portions too are European rather than American, which is fine given that the prices are appropriate to the serving size. . We were in town for three nights and picked three restaurants from... More 

1 Thank Paul B
Charlotte, North Carolina
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24 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Driving around on a late Sunday morning after attending a concert event the night before, we just happened to drive by this place looking for a breakfast spot. They prefer reservations, but we happened to lucked out that they in fact a table available and were able to accommodate us. The service is certainly fine dining quality and the food... More 

Thank Jessica V
High Point, North Carolina
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169 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

No wonder, hard to find a parking spot a sign this place is a winner. The staff excited to serve people, knowing they will love the food which flows thru the tiny kitchen with the precision of a professional staff. The highest quality ingredients attest to there success.

Thank Mike D
Brooklyn, New York
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

The name intrigued us and we walked in without any preconceived notions. We chose to eat outside, but there is inside seating as well. We were very impressed with the staff's attention to us as well as a meal that more than satisfied our expectations. Treat yourself. Go here for a wonderful meal.

Thank C S
Durham, North Carolina
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

My wife have been here several times, and all have been wonderful meals. This being Triangle Restaurant Week, the restaurant was full and louder than normal. Our orders were promptly taken by a friendly member of the waitstaff. I started my meal with chicken liver pâté, while my wife chose the chilled cucumber soup. My pâté was smooth with a... More 

Thank Martin W
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

As it has been one of my favorite restaurants I was pleased when my husband suggested to take me there for an early Mother's Day celebration. We were shown to a noisy table in the main diningroom right in the way of waitresses carrying their trays. After my request for a more quiet table we were shown a little corner... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $40
French, European
Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2010 Hillsborough Rd, Durham, NC 27705-4118
    (9th St.)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: (919) 416-0406
Vin rouge is a French Bistro. We focus on classic preparations served in a true bistro atmosphere. We have beautiful patio and garden areas for those who prefer to dine outside. Please indicate your preference for dining inside or out. We look forward to serving you at Vin Rouge.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?